I've previously published info from the Australian Bureau of Statistics which demonstrated a greatly reduced murder rate after the gun buy-backs in Australia. Here is a recent article on the impact of gun buy backs in Australia.
Shooters in Australia are becoming politicised and we now have a Shooters and Fishers party in NSW which holds the balance of power. They have negotiated with government that licensed shooters can hunt in national parks, putting at risk the lives of bushwalkers and native animals.
Here is an article about the head of the NSW Game Council,who was suspended last week for trespass and illegal and cruel hunting practises
All confiscated guns should be replaced by musical instruments, and ten free lessons.